Water intake, how much to aim for?

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Water intake, how much to aim for?

#1 Postby AndiMorris » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:41 am

I'm starting to get the feeling I'm not drinking enough water, and seeing as that is the one constant across every single nutrition programme ever, I should probably address this.

I workout 4-5 times per week, usually High Intensity CrossFit workouts. Two of my daily "snacks" are a mass builder type shake, which has about 500ml of water in each, so that's 1 litre right there, but how much should I actually be aiming to drink throughout the day and night in order to build muscle and keep the fat off? Drinking plain water is something I always struggle with motivation of, but I'll find a way through flavoured fruit teas etc.

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Re: Water intake, how much to aim for?

#2 Postby C.O. » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:58 pm

Eating lots of fruit is a good way to get your water from whole foods. You don't always have to drink your water.

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Re: Water intake, how much to aim for?

#3 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:48 am

Hey andi, I usually drink a pint with every meal and about a litre whilst I'm training, sometimes I drink less sometimes more it just depends how I'm feeling. Don't forget that if you're taking creatine (which I am) you need a little extra. Hope this helps dude
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Re: Water intake, how much to aim for?

#4 Postby AndiMorris » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:05 am

Thanks buddy, that does help. I hadn't factored in the creatine.

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Re: Water intake, how much to aim for?

#5 Postby ragekill15 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:46 am

I shoot for at least a gallon a day. A good trick is to buy a gallon jug of water and just make that your water bottle. When it get's empty, you know you've drank enough water for the day.
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Re: Water intake, how much to aim for?

#6 Postby muchidna » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:29 am

i usually try to drink some water whenever i think about it, or see someone else drinking, sometimes i draw a circle, or mark a hand somehow , and every time i look at it, i can get a drink

i probably drink too much, but i don't think that's possible :)

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Re: Water intake, how much to aim for?

#7 Postby EdensDemise » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:48 pm

without counting fruits, shakes and juices i drink i guess not more than 2 litres on off days. but i have noticed that some days i drink just one litre ore less.. so i am trying to put maybe half lemon in the bottle so it gets easier for me to drink it
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